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Poster: Pathduck74 Date: Feb 6, 2021 5:11am
Forum: audio Subject: Need some basic help with audio waveform images, thumbnails

Hello, this is a completely n00b question but I just can't make it work properly for audio uploads.

I've created waveform images for audio tracks I've uploaded, and trying to make them show above the player. But it just keeps showing the cover (deformed) image instead.

From the guide: "What non-audio files may be derived? Waveform: a derived image file that is a visual representation of the volume of the audio track. This appears in the Audio Player while the track is playing."

By derived, does that mean the waveform will be automagically generated once it gets around to it? In that case it never seems to have done so. It does create the spectrogram image though.

I've tried uploading:
waveform.png
title-waveform.png
title_waveform.png

Now it seems like I've completely messed it up and the waveform shows as cover image instead:
https://archive.org/details/dj-zest-vot-mixtape-vol.-1
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This post was modified by Pathduck74 on 2021-02-06 13:11:25

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Poster: Pathduck74 Date: Feb 8, 2021 4:39am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need some basic help with audio waveform images, thumbnails

Never mind, figured it out by looking at other submissions. Renamed the cover image to "Cover.png" instead of using the title, and uploaded a title.png containing the waveform.

Would appreciate some pointers on the "correct" way though. For instance, what rules decide if an image is to be used as cover image?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Feb 8, 2021 9:23am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need some basic help with audio waveform images, thumbnails

uploading a jpg should work. it is best to add this to the end of the file name:
_itemimage.jpg

png and gif also work but since the waveform is named IDENTIFIER.png if you upload a file with that name it will be used in place of the waveform image since that filename is what is expected for that position.

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Poster: Pathduck74 Date: Feb 9, 2021 3:05am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: Need some basic help with audio waveform images, thumbnails

Thanks a lot for the advice Jeff, much appreciated :)